The Mas d’En Compte Planots is normally a 50% Garnacha and 50% Carinena from 100+-year-old vines aged in new French oak for 16 months.
The nose is dense, dark and perfumed with nuances of black cherry, black berry, mahogany polish and perfume. Hints of licorice, blue berry and forest gateau develop. The oak treatment feels expensive and is expertly intertwined into the fabric of the wines character. The palate is rich, dense and explosive, with layers of black berry, cherry, plum and licorice laden minerals. The tannins are ripe, sweet and polished and beautifully framed by a fresh, precise acidity. This wine is enticingly primary and youthful now but if the 2000 and 2001 Planots recently tasted are anything to go by, this wine, along with the great 2005 vintage, should develop exquisitely in bottle for more than a decade. Drink from 2015 to 2030+